The star that led the three wise men could be the same star wished upon this Christmas-time by three young women. In the opening story, "Christmas Child," 15-year-old Melanie feels cheated when her baby sister, born during the holidays, lives only a few hours. But the baby's brief life shows Melanie the lasting value of love. Brenda struggles between noble intentions and earthier desires when she becomes a dying boy's final chance for happiness in "Last Dance." The closing story, "Kathy's Life," presents a 16-year-old who appears to have it all. Kathy is beautiful, intelligent, and has the perfect job as a live-in caretaker for a couple's baby boy. But not everything is as perfect as it seems. Must Kathy give up the one person she loves most in the world? Readers will be inspired, enlightened, and comforted by these moving stories that depict the many kinds of love in the world.